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Eugene Bainbridge papers

Identifier: L617

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of papers relating to Eugene Bainbridge's career in the Indiana Senate ranging from 1953 to 1975. Included are correspondence, legislation, reports, and other papers relating to issues before the Indiana Senate, including public employee' and teacher' retirement funds, the highway department, reapportionment, development of port facilities (1969), abortion, and education reform and school financing (1965-1971); papers relating to Lake County issues before the senate, including airport construction in the county; and election campaign material (1956-1972), including papers relating to his 1970 primary campaign for the U.S. Congress. Also included are business papers relating to the Bainbridge Supply Co. and Oil Dealers, Inc. (1960s); newspapers and scrapbooks relating to Indiana politics and Lake County.


  • 1953-1975


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Eugene Bainbridge (1911-1972) served four terms as a Democratic Indiana state senator (1953-1961; 1965-1972) during which time he was also the secretary-treasurer of Oil Dealers, Inc. He served as director of the Indiana Department of Public Works between his two senate terms and was president of E.H. Bainbridge Supply Company during his second senate term.


11 Cubic Feet (10 cubic foot boxes; 1 medium oversize box; 1 small box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Stella Bainbridge on 1976/11/30.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2002/11/30 by J.J. Dickens. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/27 by Patrick Ridout.
Eugene Bainbridge papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.